Hoi An is a small peaceful town and to your delight, it is easy to remember street names and get around town. Even the beach is only 6km away.
The best way to experience Hoi An, many have said, is to rent a bicycle. This service is offered at most tour companies and hotels and it costs about 20,000 (about 1 dollar) per day.
Motorbikes are about 100,000 ($5) per day but note that the Ancient Town does not allow motorized vehicles for most of the day. Nevertheless, you can park and have a pleasant walk around town and do your shopping and trying out restaurants.
Cyclos are not as abundant as Hue and maybe a good way to slowly experience Hoi An beauty and take photos. An hour trip would cost about 30,000 VND.
Taxi is a good option if you want to get from one place to another fast. Faifoo taxi is yellow: 0510-3919191 and Mai Linh taxi is in white and green: 0510- 3914914. Note that cars are banned from the Ancient Town area so you will have to walk certain distance (5-10 minutes) if you want to get to the river.